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Sep 17, 2012 12:02 PM CST
|Hi, Mike, and everyone else. Mike had a coop a while back where he had a lot of double purple plants 'left over'. I thought I was foolish at the time, but now I'm glad that I bought ten, or was that twenty? A bunch, anyway. They were fickle plants, dropping buds every time they got buds, but now, finally with some age and general strength, they are mostly blooming for me. I discovered they respond to more fertilizer than I give my other Adeniums.|
I have recently learned a process of cutting open the flower with an exacto knife, moving the pollen, and then putting the flower back together again with tape, groan! I have gone nuts doing this! Every morning, there I am, chop chop chop. For the most part, I do so little damage that the taped-back-together flowers just go right on being in bloom, until they fall off as if they hadn't endured my attack.
Working with the Purple Rose, I have found they aren't all alike..Most are doubles, some are triple, and one so far is a quadruple, having four layers of petals, like a single flower inside a single inside a single and so on.
Hum. I thought they didn't all look identicle. The triple is a darker purple, and the double is a more fuschia colored purple. The double, when the flower is fully open, has a nice, distinctly yellow throat.
Just thought I'd share... And, no, I still haven't gotten a stinkin camera. I really miss having a camera!!!!
Sep 17, 2012 1:21 PM CST
|They souind great melissa, the "ONE" I got has not bloomed yet.|
Sep 17, 2012 4:02 PM CST
|i have 2 left i could have sold that 20 more if i had them and most have found that you need to find a place and dont move they like to remain in same light and heat or move very slow. so out of 100 i have 2 left and they both have bloomed i have only had one other tell me theirs is a fusha all have looked like mine triple dark purple that is how Thailand people are most they take life less serious then most. |
glad you learning about the fert. it does help and their caudex is nice bloom also